Sphera provides unparalleled expertise. Only Sphera can deliver comprehensive business, domain and technology know-how as well as leading-edge enterprise software and rich information content – all from a single world-class provider.
Our experts with 150+ collective years of experience in a variety of disciplines have developed a proven, flexible approach to help our clients uncover and analyze their organization’s unique information management requirements and goals – both immediate and long-term.
We specialize in helping companies take an innovative approach to reducing risk exposure. We’ve spent the last 8 years analyzing risk process execution metrics from a consortium of global corporations to develop prescriptive analytics to help benchmark operating assets and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
For decades, Sphera professionals have helped companies discuss and define business requirements, practices, options, constraints, schedules and drivers to set forth recommendations to achieve operational excellence. Our client engagements drive workflow efficiency, optimize resources and facilitate plans for managing risk.
Let our consultants give you a head start to achieving Operational Excellence. At Sphera, our deep expertise extends to strategy, technology, and organizational capabilities - not just software.
Sphera’s experts average 20+ years of experience helping asset-intensive organizations optimize their management systems. Our consultants help organizations achieve operational excellence through innovation, information and insights.
Using best practices vetted by our customers over the last 20 years, we help identify areas where your current business practices can be improved to raise performance and stay competitive.
Our customized risk management and engineering advisory services can help you manage regulatory compliance, risk and quality management through methodologies like LOPA, SIL, HAZOP, What-If, JSA, SVA, FMEA and more.
Sphera’s benchmarking studies and advisory services including consultations, data analysis, workshops and customized reports are pivotal in helping organizations make systemic, wide-ranging organizational improvements.
Sphera experts are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive planning, execution and support for your solution. Our experience and expertise, coupled with detailed knowledge of our product roadmap, facilitates a project that will not only exceed the expectations of traditional project metrics like scope, schedule, and budget, but ensure that the solution is adopted and sustained for years after the project is complete.
Todd Lunsford is a Director of Process Improvement for Sphera, specializing in Operational Risk Management. He serves as an Operational Excellence project advisor to Sphera customers, enabling them to make critical decisions using the insights gained from their business process data using Sphera systems.
Todd leads business process and usage assessments to advance operational excellence maturity, drawing upon years of experience leading global deployments of operational risk solutions. Todd has led multiple implementations of enterprise global EHS systems for integrated Oil & Gas and Chemicals companies over his career.
Craig Sivils is a Senior Data Scientist at Sphera, his expert advice has been widely leveraged by the organization including the development team, product management team, and customer implementation team. Over the last 7 years, Craig has specialized in performance tuning and Operational Excellence analytics. Craig’s strong technical background allows him to quickly acquire data sets from some of the most complicated software configurations and his deep safety and risk domain knowledge allows him to interpret data, create hypothesis, and test those hypothesis, turning his work into actionable information that the HSE practitioner can use to improve performance.
This type of knowledge has been gained through 30 years of building, implementing, accessing and tuning mature database applications for some of the largest asset intensive industries in the world. Craig has previously done reporting and performance tuning for the State of Texas, NASA and Compaq computers.
Carrie Young is the Vice President of Consulting Services at Sphera. She has been helping companies with business process transformation and insights for over 20 years. Her unique combination of experience gives her a 360° view into the challenges our customers face every day. Carrie started her career as a process engineer in the chemical manufacturing industry and was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt.
In a job focused on increasing performance using statistical analysis, she learned about the real data challenges that exist with antiquated measurement systems and the lack of mature database technology. This pushed her into helping companies build strong data management solutions that could be mined for information. Implementing successful solutions required a rigorous understanding of what it takes to set a clear vision for the team, institute organizational change, and run a project management team. Coming full circle, Carrie is now leading a group of experts with a focus on analytics, using math to solve business problems.
John Crosman, Lead Process Safety Consultant has led a team of process safety consultants at Sphera for close to a decade and is a Senior Member of the AIChE. An accomplished facilitator, John has led PHA teams to complete many large-scale risk assessments covering hundreds of P&IDs across many key industries across the world.
He has provided training and support for Sphera’s PHA-pro across the globe, and has successfully helped to build templates for such diverse PSM assessments as HAZOPs, What Ifs, LOPA, alarm rationalization, hierarchy of controls analysis, and many more. John’s experience also covers the broader risk management framework, with understanding of such important activities as incident management, management of change, and tracking of risk assessment actions.